Board of Directors Meeting Agenda February 6

Board of Directors Meeting Agenda February 6

Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
HCA Main Office, 838 Mineral Springs Road, Ancaster, Ontario
Full Agenda Package


NOTE: This is the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Board of Directors.Neil McDougall, Secretary-Treasurer, will serve as Acting Chair for the purpose of Election of Officers

1. Welcome – McDougall
2. Election of Officers – McDougall
2.1 Appoint Scrutineers
2.2 Election of 2020 Chair
2.3 Election of 2020 Vice-Chair
2.4 Election of Chair to Conservation Advisory Board
2.5 Board Representatives to Budget & Administration Committee
- Sign up sheet will be distributed at meeting
2.6 Board Representatives to Conservation Advisory Board
- Sign up sheet will be distributed at meeting
3. Call to Order for Normal Course of Business – New Chair
4. Declarations of Conflict of Interest
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Delegations

6.1 Proposed Enbridge Gas Pipeline – Don McLean, Hamilton 350 Committee
7. Consent Items for Applications, Minutes and Correspondence
7.1 Applications – Development, Interference with Wetlands, Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses
7.2 Approval of Board of Directors Minutes – December 12, 2019
7.3 Letter from County of Simcoe to Minister of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks regarding Council recommendation to support the Township of Ramara conservation authority exit clause, dated December 11, 2019
7.4 Letter from County of Simcoe to Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) regarding a Council recommendation to support the Township of Springwater resolution regarding the NVCA Levy, dated December 11, 2019
7.5 Letter from Township of Huron-Kinloss to Minister of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks regarding Council resolution to support the Township of Ramara conservation authority exit clause resolution, dated December 17, 2019
7.6 Letter from City of Quinte West to Premier of Ontario regarding a Council resolution relating to Conservation Authorities, dated January 15, 2020
7.7 Email from the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich to various conservation authority and municipal contacts regarding a Council resolution relating to Conservation Authorities, dated January 15, 2020
7.8 Letter from Nancy Blackborow to Hamilton Conservation Authority regarding New Enbridge Gas Inc. Pipeline Proposal through Ontario, dated January 23, 2020
7.9 Email from Ron and Mary Sealey to Hamilton Conservation Authority regarding Proposed Pipeline through Beverly Swamp, dated January 22, 2020
7.10 Email from Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks to Lloyd Ferguson regarding invitation to MECP Multi-stakeholder Engagement Consultations, dated January 23, 2020
7.11 Letter from Brian McHattie to Chairperson Lloyd Ferguson and All Members of the HCA Board regarding Encouraging Action on Enbridge Pipeline, dated January 22, 2020
8. Member Briefing
9. Business Arising from the Minutes

9.1 Board direction to Staff October 3, 2019 regarding carbon sequestration analysis of HCA Lands – Verbal Update – Peck
9.2 Board direction to Staff October 3, 2019 regarding consultation with other Conservation Authorities on pipeline proposal review processes – Verbal Update – Peck
9.3 Board direction to Staff October 3, 2019 regarding provision of firewood to Haudenosaunee First Nation – Verbal Update – Costie 
10. Other Correspondence
11. Reports from Budget & Administration Committee, Conservation Advisory Board, and the Foundation

11.1 Foundation Chairman’s Remarks – Margaret Reid
12. Other Staff Reports/Memorandums
12.1 2020 Schedule of Meetings – Burnside
12.2 Voting Representatives to Conservation Ontario – Burnside
12.3 Appointment of the Auditor – Burnside
12.4 Retirement of Diane Bloomfield, Manager, Source Water Protection – Burnside
12.5 Ontario’s Special Advisor on Flooding Report – Burnside
12.6 Tender for Lawn Mower Equipment – McDougall
12.7 Current Watershed Conditions January 22, 2020 – Bastien
12.8 Upcoming HCA and Partner Events – Costie
13. New Business
14. In-Camera Items for Matters of Law, Personnel and Property
15. Next Meeting – Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
16. Adjournment